José Nieto is a Spanish composer, orchestrator, songwriter, conductor and drum player. He is best known for writing films scores, such as Mad Love (2001), El bosque animado (1987), The Fencing Master (1992), Carmen (2003), The Turkish Passion (1994) or I Know Who You Are (2000). For television he has composed music for the BBC in series like Crusades(1995) or From the Heart of the World (1990), and other international and Spanish series such as Captain James Cook (1988), Armada (1988), Teresa de Jesús (1984) or Los jinetes del alba. He has collaborated in theater with Miguel Narros in "El burlador de Sevilla" and "Salomé", with María Ruiz in the "Serrana de la Vera" and "The portrait of Dorian Gray", with José Luis Gómez in "Bodas que fueron famosas del Pingajo y la Fandanga" and in "Life is a Dream", with Adolfo Marsillach in "Los locos de Valencia" and with Josefina Molina in "No se ser . .", among others. He also has worked in the field of ballet. Her works in this field include "Tres Danzas Españolas", "Ritmos", "Romance de Luna", "Don Juan Tenorio", "Dualia" and "El Corazón de Piedra Verde", all composed for the National Ballet of Spain. For the Andalusian Dance Company he has composed "Picasso: Landscapes" and, on behalf of the Seville Flamenco Biennial of 2012, "Blood Spell", based on Macbeth by Shakespeare. Nieto has won 3 times the Film Writers Circle Awards, 6 times the Goya Awards for the best music from the Academia of Sciences and Cinematographic Arts, and the Golden Spike at the 41st Valladolid International Film Week. He is the first composer to obtain the National Prize for Cinematography in Spain (2000). In 2001 he received the award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Music for the best soundtrack album of the movie Mad Love (Original Title: Juana La Loca) and for Carmen in 2003. That same year he also received the Max Theater Award for the music of "El burlador de Sevilla".